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Arrest made in shooting death of 10-year-old honor student

Atlanta police have made an arrest in connection with the deadly shooting of a 10-year-old honor student on the Fourth of July.

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Shatora Jones, 31, is the mother of two children who were present when Sincere Jordan was shot at a northwest Atlanta apartment complex on Etheridge Drive, Officer Donald Hannah said Tuesday in an emailed statement.

Jones’ 11-year-old child accidentally fired the shot, police said Tuesday at a news conference. Jones was not at the location at the time.

The gun belonged to Jones, but an unidentified man removed it before police arrived, Channel 2 reported last week.

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Police said Tuesday they are still searching for the person who removed the gun from the scene.

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Jones was charged Monday with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and first-degree cruelty to children, Hannah said. She was taken to the Fulton County jail.

Bond was set Tuesday at $25,000, according to Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan. Jones’ next court appearance is scheduled for July 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Shatora Jones (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Jordan, who attended Peyton Forest Elementary School, participated in the Atlanta police PAL program, according to Channel 2. An officer went to pick him up for the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 but later found out he'd been shot and killed.

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